Instructables: exploring - stepbystep - gardening - water http://www.instructables.com Tue, 1 Sep 2015 00:54:57 PDT BLOX v1.01 Miniature green house with arduino http://www.instructables.com/id/Miniature-green-house-with-arduino/
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Tue, 25 Aug 2015 02:54:26 PDT
Simple large plant watering system http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-large-plant-watering-system/
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Sat, 4 Jul 2015 07:55:03 PDT
Put Your Hoses Underground http://www.instructables.com/id/Put-Your-Hoses-Underground/
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 07:11:01 PDT
Water your dogs while watering your garden http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-your-dogs-while-watering-your-garden/
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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 11:14:38 PDT
Planta Rhei: everything flows. http://www.instructables.com/id/Planta-Rhei-everything-flows/
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Sat, 23 May 2015 08:52:44 PDT
Make Yourself an Olla (Oy-Uh!) http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Yourself-an-Olla-Oy-Uh/
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Tue, 12 May 2015 09:33:15 PDT
Garden Plant Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Plant-Stand/
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:43:57 PDT
Simple planter water reservoir http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-planter-water-reservoir/
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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:07:02 PST
Automatic Plant Watering Device http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-Plant-Watering-Device/
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Sat, 10 Jan 2015 12:19:26 PST
Passive irrigation system sand filter from scrap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Passive-irrigation-system-sand-filter-from-scrap/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:43:36 PST
Hydroponic Wall Unit http://www.instructables.com/id/Hydroponic-Wall-Unit/
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 21:25:11 PST
Balcony Gardener http://www.instructables.com/id/Balcony-Gardener/
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Fri, 12 Dec 2014 04:41:15 PST
Bury your Gutter Downspouts http://www.instructables.com/id/Bury-your-Gutter-Downspouts/
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:53:22 PDT
Simple Water Pump Protection Switch http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-Pump-Protection-Switch/
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Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:20:38 PDT
Seed Starter Pots for Free! http://www.instructables.com/id/Seed-Starter-Pots-for-Free/
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Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:32:49 PDT
Drip installation DIY http://www.instructables.com/id/Drip-installation-DIY/
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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 15:41:03 PDT
Gravity Fed Self Watering Homemade Earth bucket http://www.instructables.com/id/Gravity-Fed-Self-Watering-Homemade-Earth-bucket/
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Thu, 19 Jun 2014 21:43:58 PDT
Self Watering Bucket Planter http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-Watering-Bucket-Planter-1/
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Sat, 24 May 2014 06:34:08 PDT
Diapers Help Your Plants Grow! http://www.instructables.com/id/Diapers-Help-Your-Plants-Grow/
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Sat, 12 Apr 2014 07:25:36 PDT
Digging your own working garden or homestead well. http://www.instructables.com/id/Digging-your-own-working-garden-or-homestead-well/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/872R/HTMNNCDE/F2I872RHTMNNCDE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/872R/HTMNNCDE/F2I872RHTMNNCDE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F2I/872R/HTMNNCDE/F2I872RHTMNNCDE.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Nothing is quite as basic for your homestead or your garden than the need for water.  This simple resource was essential for survival on the farm.  Not much has changed.  Despite having water piped to most of our homes the tools and skills necessary to get at the water beneath your feet are still im...
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Sat, 5 Apr 2014 16:13:11 PDT
Backyard Garden Boxes - On the Cheap! http://www.instructables.com/id/Backyard-Garden-Boxes-On-the-Cheap/
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Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:49:43 PDT
Indoor CFL Grow Light http://www.instructables.com/id/Indoor-CFL-Grow-Light/
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Sun, 9 Mar 2014 18:20:34 PDT
How to Make Flowers Last Longer http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-Flowers-Last-Longer/
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Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:02:13 PST
long reach watering device http://www.instructables.com/id/long-reach-watering-device/
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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:56:35 PST
How to grow pea plants indoors http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-grow-pea-plants-indoors/
How to grow pea plants indoors - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/QI57/HNID1WNP/F5GQI57HNID1WNP.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/QI57/HNID1WNP/F5GQI57HNID1WNP.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F5G/QI57/HNID1WNP/F5GQI57HNID1WNP.SMALL.jpg bigpurple I'm going to show you how to grow peas indoors! =D First your gonna need a pot and seed. Then you put 2 peas in the pot close to the center 2 inches deep.  Then you put it in a sun filled area in your house and wait for about 4-5 days and you should see a little plant popping up. Planting N...
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Mon, 4 Nov 2013 09:44:59 PST
The Basil Box - Compact and Affordable Hydroponic Deep Water Cultivation http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Basil-Box-Compact-and-Affordable-Hydroponic-/
The Basil Box - Compact and Affordable Hydroponic Deep Water Cultivation - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/9OHU/HJKC1RZD/FJH9OHUHJKC1RZD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/9OHU/HJKC1RZD/FJH9OHUHJKC1RZD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FJH/9OHU/HJKC1RZD/FJH9OHUHJKC1RZD.SMALL.jpg Dandeman321       Last year I followed this Instructable  to build a hydroponic garden and it turned out really nice. I used it to grow lettuce, basil, and tomatoes. After a couple months, the lettuce started bolting and flowering and the tomatoes outgrew the setup. In the end, I used the setup to grow three ba...
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Thu, 1 Aug 2013 10:47:05 PDT
Automatic watering from a water barrel http://www.instructables.com/id/Automatic-watering-from-a-water-barrel/
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Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:46:18 PDT
How To Plant Water Saver RTF Grass Seed http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Plant-Water-Saver-Grass-Seed/
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Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:01:07 PDT
Upcycled Auto-Watering Garden Aliens http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Auto-Watering-Garden-Aliens/
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Sat, 1 Jun 2013 17:17:35 PDT
Upcycled Wine Bottle Watering http://www.instructables.com/id/Upcycled-Wine-Bottle-Watering/
Upcycled Wine Bottle Watering - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/70YS/HGU2PEVT/F6X70YSHGU2PEVT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/70YS/HGU2PEVT/F6X70YSHGU2PEVT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6X/70YS/HGU2PEVT/F6X70YSHGU2PEVT.SMALL.jpg TheProcrastibaker In this instructable, I'm going to teach you how to turn wine into water! Or at the very least, teach you how to upcycle wine bottles into an automatic watering system for your garden. These work on the same principle as the glass watering bulbs for gardens (such as Aquaglobes.) These are PERFECT...
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Mon, 20 May 2013 13:37:50 PDT
Garden Hose Manifold http://www.instructables.com/id/Garden-Hose-Manifold/
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By: RushFan

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Wed, 17 Apr 2013 09:06:53 PDT
Homemade Water Fountain http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Water-Fountain/
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Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:48:42 PDT
How to hand dig a water well http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-hand-dig-a-water-well/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/8XUL/HEBMZMAJ/FU08XULHEBMZMAJ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/8XUL/HEBMZMAJ/FU08XULHEBMZMAJ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FU0/8XUL/HEBMZMAJ/FU08XULHEBMZMAJ.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios Sure you can hire someone but sometimes that isn't an option.  Could be the expense, the mess, the room, heck maybe you just don't want anyone to know you are sprinkling your lawn for free.  (your business, not mine) I could not see spraying filtered chlorinated drinking water on grass and veggies ...
By: NelsonStudios

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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:48:39 PDT
Un-plugging a sandpoint well http://www.instructables.com/id/Un-plugging-a-sandpoint-well/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/UZOY/HEBNATNM/FT9UZOYHEBNATNM.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/UZOY/HEBNATNM/FT9UZOYHEBNATNM.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT9/UZOY/HEBNATNM/FT9UZOYHEBNATNM.SMALL.jpg NelsonStudios After 3 years of service I noticed the water volume starting to drop off at the sprinklers.  At the start of each year we would have less water and no amount of pumping would make it better.  I began to suspect the sandpoint at the bottom of the well was filling with silt.  The standard way to fix t...
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Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:17:19 PDT
Make a pot trough for saving water on your deck http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-pot-trough-for-saving-water-on-your-deck/
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Sat, 2 Feb 2013 21:59:30 PST
Pallet Garden Reference Design! Combined with vertical gardening and water recycling! http://www.instructables.com/id/Pallet-gardening-Raised-bed-combined-with-vertic/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/CZ5M/H5TU8LWH/FRNCZ5MH5TU8LWH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/CZ5M/H5TU8LWH/FRNCZ5MH5TU8LWH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRN/CZ5M/H5TU8LWH/FRNCZ5MH5TU8LWH.SMALL.jpg gaiatechnician This was my first attempt at raised bed pallet gardening and it has since changed into 2 designs! A vertical pallet planter with bucket feet and an inclined pallet garden that slopes a little and the water drains to one end to be recycled.    1 week later and I have added 5 more videos (unlisted)  t...
By: gaiatechnician

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Sun, 12 Aug 2012 22:42:35 PDT
making of table top water fountain http://www.instructables.com/id/making-of-table-top-water-fountain/
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Sat, 14 Jul 2012 05:35:27 PDT
Mike's Aquaponics System http://www.instructables.com/id/Mikes-Aquaponics-System/
Mike's Aquaponics System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/NXE2/H2WEXV6R/F73NXE2H2WEXV6R.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/NXE2/H2WEXV6R/F73NXE2H2WEXV6R.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F73/NXE2/H2WEXV6R/F73NXE2H2WEXV6R.SMALL.jpg mikeghen I built this system based off of images I was looking at online. I just grabbed some stuff that I had in my basement and through this system together. I used two plastic bins. The first is filled 1/2 inch with rocks, the second is filled completely with rocks. I elevated the second one using some b...
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Tue, 12 Jun 2012 20:32:07 PDT
Simple garden sprinkler with pressure booster home made. http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-garden-sprinkler-with-pressure-booster-home/
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By: torx

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Wed, 16 May 2012 16:34:31 PDT
Simple block weeds and water conveyor http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-block-weeds-and-water-conveyor/
Simple block weeds and water conveyor - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/Q50M/H0OIZOXX/FTNQ50MH0OIZOXX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/Q50M/H0OIZOXX/FTNQ50MH0OIZOXX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FTN/Q50M/H0OIZOXX/FTNQ50MH0OIZOXX.SMALL.jpg torx  Here is one simple instructable is dedicated to the realization of my garden in spring 2012. It is a solution to the problem created by the wind: it has a tendency to fit through the holes in the nylon and create a  "balloon effect" causing various adverse effects including some damage to the plant...
By: torx

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Mon, 9 Apr 2012 15:18:29 PDT
Space Saving Seed Starting Setup http://www.instructables.com/id/Space-Saving-Seed-Starting-Setup/
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Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:29:13 PST
From Washroom to Garden pond http://www.instructables.com/id/From-Washroom-to-Garden-pond/
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Sun, 4 Mar 2012 17:19:29 PST
Self-regulating watering system http://www.instructables.com/id/Self-regulating-watering-system/
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By: gkaneto

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Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:07:07 PST
Simple and 0 cost irrigator light rain http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-and-0-cost-irrigator-light-rain/
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By: torx

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Wed, 18 May 2011 15:52:54 PDT
Drip irrigation! save the world by saving water! http://www.instructables.com/id/Drip-irrigation/
Drip irrigation! save the world by saving water! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/VH93/GNSNIS7A/FG2VH93GNSNIS7A.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/VH93/GNSNIS7A/FG2VH93GNSNIS7A.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FG2/VH93/GNSNIS7A/FG2VH93GNSNIS7A.SMALL.jpg imrobot By the way if your wondering why this is so chock full of information, it's because this was also my senior project in school. Modern drip irrigation has arguably become the world's most valued innovation in agriculture since the invention of the impact sprinkler in the 1930s, which offered the fir...
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Tue, 17 May 2011 17:48:32 PDT
Water saving valve box http://www.instructables.com/id/Water-saving-valve-box/
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Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:32:20 PST
Veggie Garden Soaker Hose Irrigation http://www.instructables.com/id/Veggie-Garden-Soaker-Hose-Irrigation/
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Tue, 4 Jan 2011 00:15:26 PST
Bebedouro de Passaros http://www.instructables.com/id/Bebedouro-de-Passaros/
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Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:41:31 PDT
Easy system to irrigate tomatoes http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-system-to-irrigate-tomatoes/
Easy system to irrigate tomatoes - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/ZN6M/GAA0X405/F03ZN6MGAA0X405.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/ZN6M/GAA0X405/F03ZN6MGAA0X405.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F03/ZN6M/GAA0X405/F03ZN6MGAA0X405.SMALL.jpg torx Penso Che NEL this Caso di Pubblicazione e di Più Che Una Presentazione instructable delle Nazioni Unite. Interessante sembra altrettanto per la 'implementazione di facilitatore e di Che io posso vedere TUTTI I Giorni. Why This is actually meet two different needs that now will explain: 1) ...
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Sun, 13 Jun 2010 16:57:30 PDT
Inexpensive and Portable Sprinkler System http://www.instructables.com/id/Inexpensive-and-Portable-Sprinkler-System/
Inexpensive and Portable Sprinkler System - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/RPLB/G9NHH7FR/F6YRPLBG9NHH7FR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/RPLB/G9NHH7FR/F6YRPLBG9NHH7FR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F6Y/RPLB/G9NHH7FR/F6YRPLBG9NHH7FR.SMALL.jpg mjordanlmj So you don't want the high cost or pain of digging up your yard that is involved of installing a lawn sprinkler system. This system requires no digging, no permits, and no professional contractor to install it.  It covers a large area and  can be moved all around your yard. It cost about $25.00 t...
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Mon, 31 May 2010 16:34:02 PDT